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Hot Springs Employment

Employment and Industries in the Hot Springs, Arkansas Area

Hot Springs is known as a spa town. Its thriving tourist industry is primarily due to the well known mineral water bubbling up from the numerous underground springs. The horse race track, Oaklawn Park, is also a major tourist attraction. The primary sectors for employment in Hot Springs are education, arts and entrainment, recreation, accommodation and food services, health and social services and retail trade.

Hot Springs has been ranked the third hottest labor market for cities with less than 50,000 jobs by the American City Business Journal. One of the major factors for the ranking is the flourishing tourism industry. According to the ACCRA Cost of Living Index, Hot Springs is the 12 least expensive urban area to live in when compared to the 311 urban areas that were evaluated. In addition, the average salary in early 2009 was $23,000. For the population over the age of 25 about 11% have a bachelor's degree and about 6% have a graduate degree.

The most popular occupations in Hot Springs which are typically filled by college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, accountants and auditors, social and human service assistants, medical and health services managers and pharmacists. The jobs which are more common in Hot Springs than most of the nation's other cities are aircraft mechanics and service technicians, sheet metal workers, structural metal fabricators and fitters, cabinet makers and bench carpenters.

Shown below are the major employers in Hot Springs:

  • St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center
  • Walmart
  • National Park Medical Center
  • Oaklawn Park
  • City of Hot Springs
  • Hot Springs School District
  • Southwest Hotels
  • Delta Plastics
  • Kroger's
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Chem-Fab Corporation/ Related Co's
  • Garland County
  • Abilities Unlimited
  • Hot Springs Rehabilitation Center
  • National Park Community College
  • Alliance Rubber
  • Window Mart
  • Alumna-Weld Inc DBA Xpress Boats
  • Hi-Tech Compact

Business organizations offering assistance to Hot Springs companies:

The Sentinel-Record provides information about the current business activities in Hot Springs.

Jobs in Hot Springs

Rank Title Total Employees Local Mean Salary (Per Year) Local Mean Salary (Per hour) National Growth % 2014-2024
1 All Occupations 35380 $35400 $17.02 100
2 Sales and Related Occupations 5460 $28060 $13.49 10.15
3 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 5180 $30080 $14.46 14.8
4 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 4660 $20190 $9.71 8.3
5 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 3160 $68960 $33.15 5.75
6 Retail Salespersons 2060 $24270 $11.67 3.1
7 Production Occupations 1950 $32390 $15.57 5.85
8 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 1700 $26600 $12.79 6.45
9 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 1600 $45890 $22.06 6.15
10 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 1540 $36970 $17.78 3.8
11 Management Occupations 1520 $70890 $34.08 6.05
12 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1460 $23690 $11.39 3.7
13 Cashiers 1430 $19740 $9.49 2.25
14 Construction and Extraction Occupations 1410 $34730 $16.7 4.4
15 Healthcare Support Occupations 1390 $24390 $11.73 3.05
16 Personal Care and Service Occupations 1160 $21900 $10.53 4.1
17 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 1100 $18270 $8.79 2.15
18 Waiters and Waitresses 990 $18560 $8.92 1.6
19 Registered Nurses 990 $55900 $26.87 1.9
20 Office Clerks, General 840 $26230 $12.61 2
21 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 790 $57330 $27.56 5.05
22 Protective Service Occupations 770 $32370 $15.56 2.25
23 General and Operations Managers 710 $64150 $30.84 1.4
24 Cooks, Restaurant 690 $20380 $9.8 0.75
25 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 680 $21720 $10.44 1.6
26 Community and Social Service Occupations 660 $32850 $15.79 1.65
27 First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 610 $36640 $17.62 1
28 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 520 $27810 $13.37 1.6
29 Nursing Assistants 520 $22610 $10.87 1.05
30 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 500 $44480 $21.39 1
31 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 480 $24660 $11.86 1.2
32 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 470 $29090 $13.99 0.9
33 Home Health Aides 430 $19920 $9.58 0.7
34 First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 420 $28980 $13.93 0.6
35 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 410 $37140 $17.85 0.5
36 Customer Service Representatives 410 $25260 $12.14 1.75
37 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 370 $32620 $15.68 1.1
38 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 350 $25060 $12.05 1.6
39 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 350 $50740 $24.39 1
40 Receptionists and Information Clerks 330 $23580 $11.34 0.7
41 Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 330 $18540 $8.92 1
42 Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 270 $19290 $9.27 0.3
43 Construction Laborers 270 $27330 $13.14 0.8
44 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 250 $65490 $31.49 1.65
45 Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 240 $19490 $9.37 0.3
46 Social and Human Service Assistants 230 $25930 $12.47 0.3
47 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 220 $30200 $14.52 1.7
48 Electricians 220 $40040 $19.25 0.4
49 Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 220 $24740 $11.89 0.8
50 Counter and Rental Clerks 220 $23960 $11.52 0.3
51 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 210 $30590 $14.7 1.2
52 Dishwashers 210 $19010 $9.14 0.3
53 Insurance Sales Agents 210 $45710 $21.98 0.3
54 Dining Room and Cafeteria Attendants and Bartender Helpers 190 $17990 $8.65 0.3
55 Personal Care Aides 190 $18490 $8.89 1.3
56 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 190 $21310 $10.24 0.1
57 Tellers 190 $27380 $13.16 0.3
58 Computer and Mathematical Occupations 190 $54330 $26.12 2.8
59 Food Preparation Workers 180 $19350 $9.31 0.6
60 Cooks, Fast Food 170 $18290 $8.79 0.3
61 Medical and Health Services Managers 170 $73540 $35.36 0.2
62 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 170 $38230 $18.38 0.6
63 Legal Occupations 170 $53400 $25.67 0.8
64 Medical Secretaries 170 $31300 $15.05 0.4
65 Amusement and Recreation Attendants 170 $21470 $10.32 0.2
66 Pharmacy Technicians 160 $29010 $13.95 0.25
67 Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks 160 $18800 $9.04 0.2
68 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 160 $38210 $18.37 0.5
69 Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 150 $40450 $19.45 0.45
70 Billing and Posting Clerks 150 $35970 $17.3 0.35
71 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop 140 $18810 $9.04 0.25
72 Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 140 $19430 $9.34 0.1
73 First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 130 $49410 $23.75 0.4
74 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 130 $54510 $26.21 0.3
75 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 130 $24650 $11.85 0.1
76 Driver/Sales Workers 120 $24210 $11.64 0.3
77 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 120 $33800 $16.25 0.3
78 Dental Assistants 120 $30970 $14.89 0.2
79 First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 120 $48840 $23.48 0.4
80 Pharmacists 120 $123810 $59.53 0.2
81 Accountants and Auditors 110 $63080 $30.33 0.9
82 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 110 $49540 $23.82 0.2
83 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 110 $63250 $30.41 0.9
84 Postal Service Mail Carriers 110 $53140 $25.55 0.15
85 Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 110 $27320 $13.14 0.1
86 Machinists 110 $38110 $18.32 0.3
87 Bartenders 100 $18640 $8.96 0.4
88 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 100 $23010 $11.06 0.2
89 Human Resources Specialists 100 $46170 $22.2 0.3
90 Carpenters 100 $33700 $16.2 0.6
91 Radiologic Technologists 90 $46760 $22.48 0.1
92 Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 90 $33970 $16.33 0.2
93 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 90 $32540 $15.64 0.1
94 Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters 90 $29620 $14.24 0.1
95 Helpers--Production Workers 90 $23840 $11.46 0.3
96 Medical Assistants 90 $28210 $13.56 0.45
97 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 90 $26850 $12.91 0.4
98 Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 80 $20980 $10.08 0.1
99 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 80 $25240 $12.13 0.3
100 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 80 $30330 $14.58 0.2
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Jobs More Common Near Hot Springs Than Most Other Cities

* Average job popularity for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 35,400 35,380
Sales and Related Occupations 28,060 5,460
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,080 5,180
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 20,190 4,660
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 68,960 3,160
Retail Salespersons 24,270 2,060
Production Occupations 32,390 1,950
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 26,600 1,700
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 45,890 1,600
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 36,970 1,540
Management Occupations 70,890 1,520
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 23,690 1,460
Cashiers 19,740 1,430
Construction and Extraction Occupations 34,730 1,410
Healthcare Support Occupations 24,390 1,390
Personal Care and Service Occupations 21,900 1,160
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 18,270 1,100
Waiters and Waitresses 18,560 990
Registered Nurses 55,900 990
Office Clerks, General 26,230 840
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 57,330 790
Protective Service Occupations 32,370 770
General and Operations Managers 64,150 710
Cooks, Restaurant 20,380 690
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 21,720 680
Community and Social Service Occupations 32,850 660
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 36,640 610
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 27,810 520
Nursing Assistants 22,610 520
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 44,480 500
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 24,660 480
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 29,090 470
Home Health Aides 19,920 430
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 28,980 420
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 37,140 410
Customer Service Representatives 25,260 410
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 32,620 370
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,060 350
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 50,740 350
Receptionists and Information Clerks 23,580 330
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 18,540 330
Bus Drivers, School or Special Client 19,290 270
Construction Laborers 27,330 270
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 65,490 250
Cooks, Institution and Cafeteria 19,490 240
Social and Human Service Assistants 25,930 230
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 30,200 220
Electricians 40,040 220
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 24,740 220
Counter and Rental Clerks 23,960 220

Work Paying Relatively Well in the Hot Springs, Arkansas Metro Area (2008 data)

* Average Salary Index for metro areas = 1.0

Title Mean Local Salary Local Jobs
All Occupations 35,400 35,380
Sales and Related Occupations 28,060 5,460
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 30,080 5,180
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 68,960 3,160
Production Occupations 32,390 1,950
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 26,600 1,700
Education, Training, and Library Occupations 45,890 1,600
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 36,970 1,540
Management Occupations 70,890 1,520
Construction and Extraction Occupations 34,730 1,410
Registered Nurses 55,900 990
Office Clerks, General 26,230 840
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 57,330 790
Protective Service Occupations 32,370 770
General and Operations Managers 64,150 710
Community and Social Service Occupations 32,850 660
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 36,640 610
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 27,810 520
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 44,480 500
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 29,090 470
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 28,980 420
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 37,140 410
Customer Service Representatives 25,260 410
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 32,620 370
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 25,060 350
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 50,740 350
Construction Laborers 27,330 270
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 65,490 250
Social and Human Service Assistants 25,930 230
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 30,200 220
Electricians 40,040 220
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 30,590 210
Insurance Sales Agents 45,710 210
Tellers 27,380 190
Computer and Mathematical Occupations 54,330 190
Medical and Health Services Managers 73,540 170
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 38,230 170
Legal Occupations 53,400 170
Medical Secretaries 31,300 170
Pharmacy Technicians 29,010 160
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 38,210 160
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers 40,450 150
Billing and Posting Clerks 35,970 150
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 49,410 130
First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 54,510 130
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 33,800 120
Dental Assistants 30,970 120
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 48,840 120
Pharmacists 123,810 120
Accountants and Auditors 63,080 110

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